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Re: “Compromise on Medicaid expansion? Or not?

These ten smiling faces to me represent looming disaster for the state of health in Arkansas, and for the state of Arkansas in general. How can they stand against something we so desperately need? How can they ask for hospitals to go back to providing uncompensated care and cutting staff and budgets more drastically than they already have? If they succeed, it will be an end to healthcare progress and program development, as we all scramble to just salvage what we can. It likely mean the loss of even more physicians and other providers who will not be able to live with so many years of hard work of building services go down the drain, and even more severe restrictions on what we can actually do for our patients. If they succeed, it will mean thousands of adult working-age Arkansans again having to decide whether it is too expensive to obtain timely health care, versus waiting for the crisis that lands them in the ER, the ICU, with medical bankruptcy in their future, or maybe the funeral home instead. It will mean even less hope for parents of special needs children to ever get the kind of help they really need to keep their child at home long-term; the Waiver list is already in the 4 digit numbers and most people can expect to apply when their children are infants and maybe get services when they are teenagers.

I guess I know how they can do it. They HAVE their health, or at least think they do, and even if they don't, they HAVE insurance. I guess they think they have a right to look down on the people who won't.

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Posted by Vikki Stefans on 04/18/2016 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Let the ball drop

I wish this was on streaming video somewhere!

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Posted by Vikki Stefans on 12/31/2013 at 11:32 PM


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